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DEFINITION: Polymorphic malware is harmful, destructive or intrusive computer software such as a virus, worm, Trojan or spyware that constantly changes ("morphs"), making it difficult to detect with anti-malware programs. Evolution of the malicious code can occur in a variety of ways such as filename changes, compression and encryption with variable keys.Although the appearance of the code in polymorphic malware  … 
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Understanding Zero-Day Attacks and Gaining Control
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
PODCAST: This podcast discusses ways to mitigate zero-day vulnerabilities and to detect subtle zero-day attacks.
Posted: 19 Aug 2015 | Premiered: Jul 30, 2015


The State of Enterprise Mobile Threats
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: This report examines the current state of security threats to iOS and Android devices in the workplace.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Published: 18 Aug 2015

Lookout

Why Application Whitelisting Is Essential For Advanced Threat Defense
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This webinar transcript explores the challenge of securing your endpoints from zero-day attacks and suggests application whitelisting as a solution.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Published: 18 Aug 2015

Digital Guardian

Don'€™t Jeopardize Security When Moving to Office 365
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this expert white paper to discover the security risks related to the migration to Office 365 and other cloud-based applications. Also, learn how to avoid these risks with a comprehensive security solution.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Published: 18 Aug 2015

McAfee, Inc.

Understanding Zero-Day Attacks and Gaining Control
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WEBCAST: This webcast discusses specific ways to address zero-day risks and fight exploit attempts.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Premiered: Jul 31, 2015


The Evolution of Ransomware
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The white paper gives you an extensive look at the origins, development, and functioning of ransomware.
Posted: 14 Aug 2015 | Published: 06 Aug 2015

Symantec Corporation

State of Security Operations
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: With businesses recognizing the need for further investment in cyber-defense, it is essential to figure out which tools and strategies are best for your organization. Read now and find out more about the current state of security operations in 2014.
Posted: 14 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Mobile is the New Playground for Thieves: How to Protect Against Mobile Malware
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll uncover how to move towards a proactive mobile security strategy to detect, analyze, and remediate today's mobile threats.
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 | Published: 13 Jul 2015

IBM

Data Breaches: What Can and Cannot Be Done
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the inevitability of data breaches and gives tips for staying as secure as possible in an insecure threat environment.
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 | Published: 11 Aug 2015

Global Knowledge

Quick Guide to Network Anomaly Detection
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper details the two types of anomaly scores and how they are manifested. Continue reading now to learn how to use each score as an indicator for proactive alerting.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jul 2015

Prelert

Detecting Hidden Network Attacks Before a Breach
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a proactive approach to mitigating modern day cyber security threats and detecting attacks as they enter the network.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 15 Jul 2015

Prelert

Malware Defense: How to Detect and Mitigate Advance Evasion Techniques
sponsored by CrowdStrike
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, a security expert explores the evasion techniques used by advanced malware and explains how to detect and mitigate these threats.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 05 Aug 2015

CrowdStrike

Endpoint Threat Detection Gets More Response
sponsored by CrowdStrike
EGUIDE: This expert guide discusses the importance of including detection alongside monitoring and remediation capabilities in your endpoint security strategy.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 05 Aug 2015

CrowdStrike

Benefits and Criteria for Selecting an Email Security Gateway Product
sponsored by Mimecast
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide presents the 3 additional benefits that email security gateways bring to the table. Continue reading to learn the 5 criteria for selecting an email security gateway product.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 15 Jul 2015

Mimecast

An Examination of Web App Security Process Management
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WEBCAST: In this webcast, you'll learn the hard numbers about security vulnerabilities and how susceptible your organization is to being the next victim of an attack. View now to arm yourself with the knowledge to prepare for the inevitable attacks and reduce the likelihood of a data breach.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Jul 1, 2015

WhiteHat Security

Make Your Security Proactive, Not Reactive
sponsored by CrowdStrike
WHITE PAPER: This report explains how indicators of attack – suspicious behaviors that can alert organizations to a potential hacks – can be instrumental in preventing sophisticated, targeted attacks.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jul 2015

CrowdStrike

Managing Jailbreak Threats on iOS
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to use device security telemetry to form a digital firmware fingerprint on each device to identify when one is vulnerable or has been compromised through jailbreak.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

Lookout

8 Security Issues to Avoid in Mobile App Development
sponsored by Kony
WHITE PAPER: This resource divulges the top 8 security issues that app developers need to watch in order to protect their users from phishing, malware, and more.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 22 Jul 2015

Kony

Bridging the BYOD security and UX gap
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the top security challenges of today and presents a holistic strategy to bridge the gap between mobile data security and user experience.
Posted: 21 Jul 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

HID

Top 10 Reasons MDM is just a Fad
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper debunks the top 10 misconceptions about mobile device management and security.
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 16 May 2014

IBM

Holiday Ecommerce Security Preparedness: It's Never Too Early
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper acts a guide for how to ensure retail operations function efficiently and securely through the holiday season.
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

Neustar®

2015 Information Security Trends: What's Next?
sponsored by Cyveillance, Inc.
WEBCAST: This webinar examines what information security and threat analysts can expect in 2015. Topics will include using threat intelligence before and after data breaches, information sharing, the Internet of Things, and the role of the CISO.
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Feb 26, 2015

Cyveillance, Inc.

Mobile Malware: The Hackers' New Playground
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper outlines how to prevent security breaches in mobile apps. Read on to learn about the intricacies of mobile malware, mobile threat management, how iOS is still vulnerable to attacks, and much more.
Posted: 13 Jul 2015 | Published: 13 Jul 2015

IBM

How to Make Android Work For Your Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper walks you through how to customize the Android security and management capabilities to your company's mobile strategy.
Posted: 13 Jul 2015 | Published: 13 Jul 2015

IBM

2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides the full details on the 2015 global data breach study, and shows you how to adequately protect your data. Read on to learn more about why the costs of data breaches have increased, and how you can respond immediately in the event of a breach.
Posted: 10 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 May 2015

IBM
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MALWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  varies with each "mutation," the essential function usually remains the same. For example, a spyware program intended to act as a keylogger will continue to perform that function even though its signature changes. If the malicious program is discovered by an anti-malware vendor and its signature is added to a downloadable database, the anti-malware program will fail to detect the rogue code after the signature has changed, just as if a new virus, worm, Trojan or spyware program has emerged. In this way, malware creators gain an advantage over countermeasure developers.The best method … 
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